Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor

Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap Food Processor

One of the things I’ve learned in my years of canning is that once the produce starts coming on in great waves, it’s helpful to have a small appliance or two in your kitchen arsenal to help break fruits and vegetables down into preservable shapes and sizes. I often use my blender to help soften fruit for jam making (pulse, don’t puree) and often use the grater blade for my food processor to shred all manner of veg for batches of relish or salsa.

control buttons

Recently, the nice folks at Hamilton Beach asked if I’d be interested in trying out their new Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor. Since I’m always curious about new appliances (particularly ones that can help out during canning season), I said yes. I’ve had this guy in my kitchen for a couple of months now and there are a bunch of things I really like about it.

chopping blade

First off, I really like its general concept. Instead of having to turn and lock the pieces into alignment, the components of this machine simply stack together. Once you’re ready to process, two little pieces click and hold the lid in place. When I first used the machine, I found it a little disconcerting that the bowl doesn’t lock onto the base, but it has proven to be plenty sturdy, so it doesn’t worry me at all.

I also really appreciate the fact that both the chopping blade and the slicing/grating disc fit into the bowl for storage (I’ve never found a good method for storing the accessory discs for my other food processor).

grate and slice blade

It’s also a seriously powerful in the shredding and slicing department. I have used it to grate many pounds of carrots, cabbage, potatoes, fennel, and very old, hard Parmesan cheese. It’s been a champ with them all. I also appreciate how wide the feed tube is. Makes it really easy to get large root vegetables in there.

The chopping blade is also a workhorse, though I was disappointed to find that it sits up a little too high to be truly useful for moderately sized batches of pastry dough and pie crust. Still, it makes quick work of larger batches of dough and things like these sunflower seed and cheddar crackers.


My one complaint about this machine has to do with the length of the cord. It’s too darn short! Truly though, I find this to be the case with most modern appliances. Because my kitchen is 47 years old (and has never been remodeled), I have just a couple of outlets placed at either end of the room. I either end up positioning the processor at an awkward angle and stretching the cord to its full length or getting an extension cord. If you have a space with more generously positioned electrical outlets, this shouldn’t be an issue for you.

Overall, I’m quite impressed with this food processor. I’ve long used a first generation Cuisinart (my aunt Flora bought it sometime in the mid-seventies) for my processing needs and I was pleased to see that this inexpensive unit could do much of what I ask of my vintage machine.

Finally, the giveaway. Hamilton Beach has generously given me eight of these Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processors to give away to my readers. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite small kitchen appliance. Food processor? Coffee maker? Immersion blender? Hand-cranked coffee grinder?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Also, make sure to check back tomorrow, when I’ll be sharing a recipe for fennel relish made right in the Stack & Snap (with action pictures and everything). If you’re a fennel fan, it’s certain to be a new favorite.

Disclosure: Hamilton Beach gave me one Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor for review and photography purposes and they’re providing eight additional units for this giveaway. They did not pay for inclusion on the blog and my opinions remain entirely my own. 


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1,230 Responses to Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor

  1. 101
    Courtney F. says:

    My favorite is my mini-blender. It’s sized for a single serving of smoothie, and it gets used a lot!

  2. 102
    Sue says:

    The hand mixer. Use it all the time.

  3. 103
    Christine says:

    My toaster oven. My first apartment in Chicago was a 10×13 studio without a working oven for the first 8 months or so. I did everything in my toaster oven from baking chicken to melty nachos, and I nearly mastered baking cookies in it. I’ve moved into a bigger apartment, with a full size working oven, but I still use my toaster oven on a regular basis. Old habits as they say.

  4. 104
    J. Anderson says:

    I think my favorite kitchen appliance (at the moment, at any rate) is actually my rice cooker. I can steam all sorts of vegetables in there, too.

  5. 105
    Brianne says:

    I have a soft spot for my immersion blender. It’s handy for so many things!

  6. 106
    Tammy Walls says:

    That’s a tough one….coffee maker has to be the number one must have…but a new food processor would be close to number one 🙂

  7. 107
    Danielle says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I absolutely LOVE it and it never leaves the counter. 🙂

  8. 108
    Anita Jackson says:

    A manual processer has been my favorite for making hot pepper jelly for the last several years, although it has started to wear. There are many cracks in the container itself from so much use!!! The food processor would be a much needed addition. Thanks sharing your thoughts on so many useful products!

  9. 109
    Pat says:

    I guess my favorite appliance other than the coffee-maker, would have to be the 35+ year old food processor. Though after several cross country moves all but the all-purpose blade have long since disappeared. The blade storage feature on these new Hamilton Beach ones would be a real godsend for us!

  10. 110
    Brooke says:

    The coffee maker, for sure! We use it at least once a day

  11. 111
    Nicole says:

    My fave is my mini food processor. The container holds about 2 cups which works well when grinding up small batches for 2 people. But a larger processor – oh the possibilities! 🙂

  12. 112
    Erin says:

    My favorite is my Cuisinart Miniprep food processor. It only holds about 2 cups, but it’s just perfect for small jobs where maybe you just want to chop some onions or garlic in a hurry.

  13. 113
    Talaye says:

    My favorite is my kitchen aid mixer. It gets used every day and is on it last leg! 🙂

  14. 114
    Hannah M. says:

    Does an electric kettle count as a small appliance? Because it’s definitely one of my favorite things in my kitchen.

  15. 115
    Letty K. says:

    I was stumped trying to think of a favorite kitchen appliance. The coffee maker is important, love the stand mixer and food processor, the immersion blender is handy dandy. But quite honestly, my FAVORITE appliance is one I never use. It’s a vintage (50+ years old) waffle iron that was passed down from my grandmother to my mother to me. Yes, it still works… I just haven’t made waffles in ages.

  16. 116
    shelikespie says:

    Food processor! I couldn’t make pesto without it. I asked for one for Christmas some years ago and my mom lugged it on the subway all the way to Queens for me. If I win this one, I’m giving it to friends who keep talking about how they want one.

  17. 117
    Jessica says:

    Countertop real estate is sparse in my kitchen but during the summer months I keep my ice cream maker out and use it regularly for ice creams and sorbets to fend off the heat and humidity! It’s a seasonal favorite!

  18. 118
    Jacky says:

    I think I have to go with immersion blender, use it the most and easiest to clean!

  19. 119
    Larissa B says:

    I think that my favorite small appliance may be the crock pot. Or my Kitchen Aid. Or a food processor.

    I have a small kitchen problem.

  20. 120
    Sarah Skoczen says:

    My favorite, and I could live without it, is my kitchen aid mixer!

  21. 121
    Jane says:

    Right now my favorite small appliance is a Cuisinart immersion blender. So portable & it comes apart for easy cleaning & storage. I use it almost every day! I don’t have a food processor so I would LOVE to win one!

  22. 122
    Elizabeth says:

    I love my blender it’s a kitchen aid with a food processor attachment that can be swapped out! I used the food processor so much last year in my first canning season that it is time for an upgrade. 🙂

  23. 123
    Cheryl says:

    Favorite is probably an old Black & Decker steamer/rice cooker – often I cook rice for dinner a bit early then add more water & steam the vegetable also.

  24. 124
    Michele says:

    My all-time favorite appliance is my blender at this point. Normally it’s my juicer but I don’t have one at the moment. I’d love to have a food processor for whipping up all sorts of rawsome creations. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!!

  25. 125
    Megan P. says:

    My favorite is probably my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

  26. 126
    NMPatricia says:

    Right now, my favorite kitchen appliance is my blender. I LOVE smoothies and having tried it both in the blender and the food processor, blender works so much better. Second, though, is my KitchenAid mixer. Not only as a mixer, but with the attachments, when I am canning, it saves TONS of time.

  27. 127
    Danielle WC says:

    I love my coffee grinder for freshly ground spices! My food processor is about to die, though, and I would LOVE a shiny new one before canning season starts!

  28. 128
    lisa fine says:

    I used to love my old blender, which was slowly wearing away from so much use. As a birthday and engagement gift, my parents just gave us a beautiful Vitamix, and I know that will quickly become my new favorite applicance.

  29. 129
    Sherri says:

    Gotta be my coffee maker, a matte black Cuisinatr one I’ve had for 10 years or so. This model is so perfect for me I have a brand new one sitting in the box so I’m covered when this one finally says good-bye.

  30. 130
    Mary says:

    rice cooker!

  31. 131
    Jenny says:

    My favorite appliance is the magic bullet. great for smoothies with all the fresh fruit in the summer!

  32. 132
    Sandra G says:

    I can’t imagine life without my food processor. Without it, I’d be devoid of many soups and sauces. Unfortunately, in the 10 years I’ve owned it, I’ve managed to bump and damage it a bit.

  33. 133
    Nelle says:

    Immersion blender.

  34. 134
    Terri says:

    Coffee pot. Hands down. Without that, I can’t function well enough to use sharp instruments. That food processor looks awesome!

  35. 135
    Amy Hursey says:

    My Bunn coffee maker, without a doubt. It gets used every day.

  36. 136
    Beth says:

    my mini food processor…. its a lifesaver sometimes!

  37. 137
    Kris says:

    I love my trusty Kitchen Aid stand mixer for baking. It’s been with me 25 years and has never let me down. Lately, though, I’m addicted to homemade peanut butter made with my food processor. Yum!

  38. 138
    Brandi says:

    I am loving my inversion blender! It is so helpful when making jams, soups and dips.

  39. 139
    Elizabeth says:

    Our most relied on kitchen appliance right now is our rice cooker. We use it all the time for steaming fresh veg, making hard boiled eggs, white and brown rice, and making beans from scratch. It saves us tons of time and allows us to focus on rating less convenience food and more homemade.

  40. 140
    Elizabeth says:

    Our most relied on kitchen appliance right now is our rice cooker. We use it all the time for steaming fresh veg, making hard boiled eggs, white and brown rice, and making beans from scratch. It saves us tons of time and allows us to focus on rating less convenience food and more homemade.

  41. 141
    Michelle says:

    I love my hand powered food processor!!

  42. 142
    Melissa says:

    My favorite appliance in the kitchen is the apple corer…OMG love it!! It peals apples so nice and evenly…What can I say I am from the Apple Country…

    Thanks for a great Giveaway..this would be a great addition to my kitchen!

  43. 143
    Caroline says:

    Love my immersion blender. Received it at a bridal shower and it stayed in the box for a while until I figured out how awesome it was!

  44. 144
    Sarah J. says:

    I got a KitchenAid immersion blender in April for my birthday. I’m enjoying it so far! Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. 145
    Janina says:

    My favorite small appliance is my Mixer. I make a lot of cookies so it really comes in handy.

  46. 146

    My immersion blender is my favorite!

  47. 147
    Shelley says:

    My stand mixer, it makes baking so much easier!

  48. 148
    Deborah M. says:

    I love my Braun coffee grinder. I am a big coffee drinker and prefer freshly ground beans. This grinder has been in use for many, many years.

  49. 149
    Courtney A says:

    I could not survive without my coffee maker or my stand mixer! But I’ve been aching for a good food processor so I’ll be crossing my fingers on this one. Thanks!

  50. 150
    Becky says:

    Favorite small appliance is my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer, with my coffee maker a very close second.